Aer Lingus Group appoints William Slattery to Board as Non-Executive Director

– IRELAND, Dublin / UK, London – Aer Lingus Group plc announces today the appointment of Mr. William Slattery to the Board as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Mr. Slattery has been nominated for appointment to the Board by the Minister for Finance and will be designated as a “Minister’s Nominee” in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association.

William Slattery is an executive vice president of State Street Corporation and head of the Global Services business in the UK, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Slattery worked for the Central Bank of Ireland for 23 years until 1996. He was responsible for the supervision of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre from its inception until 1995 and held the position of deputy head of Banking Supervision immediately prior to leaving. After leaving the Central Bank of Ireland, he worked for Deutsche Bank AG and spent five years in London where, from 1999 to 2001, he was managing director and global head of Risk Management for the Asset Management Division, and a member of the Deutsche Bank AG Group Risk Board. Mr. Slattery is a former member of Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council and of the Clearing House Group, an umbrella group with responsibility for the oversight of the IFSC chaired by the Secretary General of the Department of the Prime Minister.

He is also outgoing chairman of the executive steering committee of IFSC Ireland, which was formed by the leading representatives and professional bodies associated with nternational financial services in Ireland. Mr. Slattery is also a former chairman of Financial Services Ireland. He was a member of the Review Group on Public Service Expenditure, established by the Irish Government in 2009, and of the 2nd Public Service Benchmarking Body, established in 2006.

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